Deadline is reporting that Jackie Earle Haley (Nightmare on Elm Street 2010) has joined the ever-expanding cast of the feature film adaptation of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower. Haley joins previously announced cast members Tom Taylor, Idris Elba, Idris Elba, Matthew McConaughey, and Abbey Lee.
Stephen King recently confirmed that The Dark Tower has finally begun production. It has been a long and arduous process but the author himself revealed, via Twitter, that cameras have begun rolling on the project. The film is lensing in South Africa, and Sony is targeting a February 17, 2017 release date.
Ron Howard was attached to direct the first installment at one point but now Nikolaj Arcel (The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo 2009) is at the helm. Arcel cowrote the script with Anders Thomas Jensen, Akiva Goldsman, and Jeff Pinkner.
Past reports have alluded to a film series based on the property that would also include a TV mini series that would run in between feature film installments. So, if this does well, there will be a lot more Dark Tower to come. Stay tuned for more on The Dark Tower as it is announced!